Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WannaCry ransomware

I was going to do a writeup on WannaCry but then I found these excellent links.

"This blog post is split up in two parts: 1 for users, 1 for companies/businesses. Most tips however are interchangeable and can be applied on most environments"
https://bartblaze.blogspot.be/p/ransomware-prevention.html

Some official Microsoft guidance
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

"Stop blaming the customers who drown in the endless torrent of repairs needed to plug the holes in your shoddy products"
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hey-cyber-techbros-smugly-yelling-patch-and-back-up-wont-fix-ransomware/

"Simply put, specialized devices, and a critical need to maintain stability in healthcare environments can sometimes mean that patches are forgone or postponed for lengthy testing."
http://www.actualtech.io/ransomware-liability-future-security/

In-depth analysis of WannaCry
http://baesystemsai.blogspot.be/2017/05/wanacrypt0r-ransomworm.html

Keep it safe and remember... never pay the ransom!